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video: Julia Jacklin – Body
Powerful new song and Nick McKinlay-directed video from Australia's Julia Jacklin, who's supporting First Aid Kit on their current North American tour. Julia says about haunting new single "Body":
Mall Grab – How the Dogs Chill, Vol. 1
Australian producer + DJ Jordon Alexander aka yung Mall Grab drops his new EP How the Dogs Chill, Vol. 1, on his brand new label Looking For Trouble. Check the entrancing EP opener "Liverpool Street in the Rain" below, and stream the whole EP (which also features a legendary Iron Mike sample) + pick up the limited 12" here.
premiere: Primo – Mirage
We're psyched to debut this buzzing new track from Melbourne, Australia trio Primo, taken from the group's addictive debut album Amici, coming soon via Upset The Rhythm. The label says that Primo's deceptively minimal, alternately lilting/ripping post-punk jams sound like "the places you go when you’re working hard nine-to-five and can’t go anywhere," and the fleeting "Mirage"
video premiere: Happy Axe – Seven Sounds
Canberra, Australia multi-instrumentalist Emma Kelly aka Happy Axe shares the stunning video for her beautiful new single "Seven Sounds", a song that Kelly says is about "joyfully carrying out the things that other people have told you aren’t possible...
Harlem returns with haunting Lana Del Rey cover, tour
We were very psyched to hear from our old friend Coomers over the weekend, who wrote to let us know the awesome news that his band Harlem, one of our all-time TX favorites, is back. They'll play one show in Austin this weekend before heading Down Under for a lil Australian tour, and they've also revived their beloved, almost decade-old Myspace-era Covers of the Month series with this slightly deme
Surfing x LA Vampires – Real
Melbourne, Australia not-vaporwave electronic producer Surfing follows up his stellar Deep Fantasy vinyl reissue with new EP Chrome. Listen to "Real", a hypnotic, house-y collab with LA Vampires, below + download the whole EP here:
Surfing – Deep Fantasy
Our friends at 100% Electronica are reissuing Deep Fantasy, the 2012 record from Melbourne, Australia artist Surfing, releasing the cult favorite for the first time ever on vinyl. If pressed to categorize this thing, we'd file the record under vaguely psychedelic lite-funk/dream-pop, or the dreaded (not by us, but you know) "chillwave/hypnogogic pop" tag...

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